Vietnam Passes 'Law of the Sea' – China Objects
Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun summoned Vietnamese Ambassador to China Nguyen Van Tho recently to lodge a solemn representation to the Vietnamese side concerning…
U.S. Ports & Inland Waterways Modernization
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases the 'U.S. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has submitted to Congress the "U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization…
First USCG Cutter to Use Renewable Diesel
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake refueled recently, using a 50/50 blend of petroleum F-76 and hydroprocessed renewable diesel derived from algal oil, in Everett…
University to Design Fossil Fuel-Free Cargo Ship
Developments are underway at the University of Southampton to design the modern world’s first 100% fossil fuel free sailing cargo ships, in a project which aims…
Arctic Sea Ice at Record Low Level
After a period of rapid ice loss through the first half of June, sea ice extent is now slightly below 2010 levels, the previous record low at this time of year.
Aircraft Carrier's New Pacific Role
While that mission is routine to the Coast Guard, it was the first time an aircraft carrier was involved in fighting illegal fishing in Oceania, a vast region northeast of Australia. Officials say Oceania is important not only to U.S. economic prosperity, but also 22 Pacific island nations financially dependent on their local fisheries. A key area is what’s known as the “Tuna Belt,” which runs along the equator and supplies 57 percent of the world’s tuna.
Aker Solutions Building Brazil Service Site
The US$100 million development will also include substantial production, assembly and testing capacity, to provide local content to support the country's large drilling rig-building programme.
Hess & PETRONAS to Develop Offshore Malaysia
Hess Corporation announces that it has signed agreements with PETRONAS to develop the North Malay Basin, located offshore peninsular Malaysia. “The North Malay Basin…
China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. to Raise Cash
According to a 'China Knowledge' report, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp or CSIC, the parent of China Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd<601989 >, has said that it plans…
Atlantic Offshore Gets Statoil PSV Contract
The agreement, which consists of two contracts, has a length of six years with an option for a further three years. The vessels will be built in Norway and ensure important jobs in the shipbuilding industry. The vessels will be built to Wartsila design (VS 485 MKIII L). These are among the largest PSV vessels in the market, approx. 90 meters in length, and with a loading area of 1050 square meters. The newbuildings will have low energy consumption and be economical in operation.
Shanghai Receives Asia's Largest Cruise Ship
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship 'Voyager of the Seas' docked at Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal for the first time to launch its summer cruise itineraries in China. “China’s cruise market is young and vibrant. Royal Caribbean International is optimistic about the development of the cruise industry here and will continue the investment in this market,” said Lisa Bauer, RCI’s senior vice-president of global sales and marketing.
CA Emissions Testing Guidelines for Ocean Vessels
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has developed Recommended Emissions Testing Guidelines for Ocean-going Vessels (guidelines) to provide testing guidance…
HiPer Craft 2012 Set for June 26-27
Less than one week remains before the High Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 on June 26-27, 2012 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, proudly hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). This special event is free for military and government to attend and ASNE offers reduced rates (see below) for industry and other attendess. HiPer Craft 2012 has something for everyone…
“Zelenodolsk Design Bureau” extends its use of AVEVA Marine
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), today announced that JSC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau" has signed an agreement for AVEVA Marine. "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau", through an Integrated Engineering & Design approach, will significantly improve productivity, efficiency of work and optimize processes. "The shipbuilding industry must embrace high-end engineering technologies”, said Vitaly Volkov, General Director of JSC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau"…
Westfalia Separators for "Triple E" Class
The Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has placed an order for a total of 160 separators of the new eagleclass generation with GEA Westfalia Separator Group. They will operate on the twenty unequalled Triple-E container ships of A.P. Moeller Maersk shipping line, which will be launched between the end of 2013 and 2015. The Triple-E class is a new development of superlative in many respects.
Geo Plus' New Sustainable Survey Ship
Survey company Geo Plus will soon be putting into service its brand new survey ship Geo Focus. This innovative, hybrid ship will be officially christened on 23 June. The 35 metre long Geo Focus, which Geo Plus commissioned, was developed through a collaboration between Studio Yacht and De Haas Maassluis shipyard. The ship is equipped with ultra-advanced hydrographic measurement equipment for carrying out seafloor surveys.
The Port of Le Havre Receives the Parsifal
The maiden call of the Parsifal, the latest vessel of the Scandinavian shipowner’s fleet specialised in roll-on/roll-off traffic, took place on June 15th, at the ro-ro terminal of Le Havre. This giant of the seas, 265 m long, carries all types of vehicles, whatever the size and the weight, providing an unequalled capacity on this kind of vessels. The Parsifal was designed to offer a maximum of flexible areas suited for the transport of high and heavy cargo (H&H’s)…
Safer Navigation with International Standards for Electronic Systems
Carrying an estimated 90% of world trade and billions of passengers every year, international shipping represents the life blood of the global economy. Safety, always a major concern for seafarers, has made huge advances in the last century. However, the massive increase in traffic in recent decades requires, among other things, new or better global communication and navigation solutions resting on internationally-agreed standards to maintain and improve safety levels.
$79m in TIGER IV Port Infrastructure Grants Awarded
After assessing more than 700 project applications equaling about $10.2 billion, the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that 47 projects in 34 states…
Ship Recycling Prices Plunge 25%
Demolition Prices for elderly ships have fallen by a quarter in 2012 to date, and owners are encouraged to dispose of recycling candidates sooner rather than later, says Mark Williams of Braemar Seascope. Addressing the 7th Annual Ship Recycling Conference in London on 19th June, the Braemar Seascope Research Director told delegates that deflating international steel prices were likely to translate into lower offers for recycling tonnage in the coming quarters.